The Gladstone Women’s Health Centre will benefit from Gladstone’s Inspire Australia Day event. Pictured from left, Michell Potter, Julie Knight, Lyn Russell, Sandy Prizeman and Pam Brown.
The Gladstone Women’s Health Centre will benefit from Gladstone’s Inspire Australia Day event. Pictured from left, Michell Potter, Julie Knight, Lyn Russell, Sandy Prizeman and Pam Brown. Tom Huntley

Awareness evening to let people know they're not alone

SUICIDE is never easy to discuss but affects a high number of Australians.

This month, Inspire Australia Day will be held in several regional communities across country.

The day is an opportunity to understand depression, mental illness and support people who have been affected by suicide.

A community awareness evening will be held at the Tannum Seagulls Football Club on Thursday, May 30.

Organiser Mellisa Mayers said the event was a chance to hear from those directly affected by suicide and mental illness.

"A community member whose husband took his own life will speak about her experience," Ms Mayers said.

"If we can help one person by holding this event, it will be a success."

The event is being organised by several local businesses.

Organisers are calling for people who have been affected that may be willing to be involved on the night.

Entry to the event at Tannum Seagulls club is $5.

All proceeds raised will go to SOS survivors of suicide and Gladstone Women's Health Centre.

The evening starts at 6.30pm.

"We want community members to know they're not alone," Ms Mayers said.

For more information phone 0422 032 315.